BERP

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  1. Manny Laureano

    Manny Laureano Utimate User

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    My understanding is that Dr. Dover spent a lot of time in Mexico researching his tool. I've bean playing one on a limited basis and find it to be successful but limit my usage to once a day. Mike, I've found that large rooms aren't as good to use the tool. So, I've been employing his techniques in the smallest room in my house. It seems to work better.

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  2. Alex Yates

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    Aw geez you guys!


    (standing way over here in a big room) :shock:
     
  3. tpter1

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    A small room..yes. But shouldn't it be fairly live for the fullest effect?
     
  4. FrancisA1915

    FrancisA1915 New Friend

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    Oh my. Spoken like true trumpet players.

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  5. trumpet blower88

    trumpet blower88 Mezzo Piano User

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    Just out of curiostiy, what is a BERP? I've been trying to figure it out on my own by what everyone is saying about it but I don't quite understand. Is it basicaly just a leadpipe with holes drilled into it like a recorder or something, like, a tool that makes the effects of mouthpiece buzzing more dramatic?

    I have this weird picure in my head of something that looks like one of those litle plastic recorders, except its silver with a trumpet mouthpiece and a litle bell on the end....
     
  6. Mikey

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    I've also found a small room works better, especially if the room has a lot of reverb. Tile or concrete floor works best, as carpeting can deaden the effect. I have a small room in my basement that is perfect for practicing with the Fabulous Air Resistance Tool.

    I will let you know when the production model is ready, as I am looking for feedback.


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  7. oj

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    It is an invention by Mario Guarnerio from L.A. In l986 he developed the Buzz Extension and Resistance Piece (B.E.R.P.) for all brass instruments. The first one was of metal, the second (the New BERP) of plastic.

    Here is an interview I had with Mario:

    http://abel.hive.no/trumpet/ntf/berp.html

    Ole
     

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